Hang onto your wallets, Led Zeppelin fans: 2014 promises to bring a mother lode of newly remastered and previously unreleased material, all spread out over a series of box sets devoted to each of the band's albums.
As part of his ongoing musical adventures, Robert Plant traveled to Mali in 2003 to perform at the Festival in the Desert. His time there was filmed for a documentary called 'Zirka.' You can watch the first episode in the eight-part web series above.
For many diehards, Led Zeppelin were even more mind-blowing onstage than they were in the studio. With 1997's 'BBC Sessions,' that argument was strengthened considerably, as it showcased the most powerful quartet in rock music at their most playful and hard-hitting.
On Saturday, November 9, 1968 Led Zeppelin made their 'official' debut on a London stage. The band had only been up and running for a couple of months, playing a smattering of gigs throughout Denmark and Sweden before finally hitting the U.K.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Vai on the phone a few weeks ago. You may have heard some of the interview on Classic Rock 96-1. However, that was a small part of the conversation. Here it is in it's entirety.
Outside of the long-running debate about Led Zeppelin getting back together to record some new material, the next best thing could possibly happen. Robert Plant revealed that he has discovered some previously unreleased material from the group that could soon see the light of day.
Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is generally regarded as one of the most important and influential rock drummers of his generation, if not all time. The legendary musician died on Sept. 25, 1980, and today -- Oct. 10 -- marks the 33rd anniversary of his funeral service.
On July 29, 1973, the members of Led Zeppelin received a nasty shock when they discovered that their safety-deposit box at the Drake Hotel -- a swanky New York City venue where they'd been staying while they were in town playing Madison Square Garden -- had been robbed of $200,000.
This is a very moving performance. iTunes has a one-month exclusive on the video sales of this edited version of Heart paying tribute by performing the Led Zeppelin classic 'Stairway To Heaven' during the Kennedy Center Honors last December.
Back in April, we found this video of a seven-year old girl playing 'Sweet Child O' Mine' that left Slash "speechless." Now, we have a new video of a boy of the same age playing Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven.'
On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time. The first song the band -- which would later be named Led Zeppelin -- tore into was 'The Train Kept A-Rollin',' which was a fixture in Page's previous band, the Yardbirds.
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